Searchlight Pictures' 'Fire Island' is coming to Hulu on the 3rd of June. A bunch of queer people bonded by their sh*tty jobs at a brunch place (cue the 'woo girls' screaming for mimosas) spend the summer together on Fire Island.
We're brought in with a whimsical, romantic sentiment that "time sort of works differently here" — very 'Alice in Wonderland', if Alice didn't fall down a rabbit hole into a new world, but rather stumbled onto a boat to a queer party island.
Starring Joel Kim Booster and Bowen Yang, the vibe is summer camp but for gay adults; they give us full moon parties, drag shows, the "mean girls", and unlikely romance to the sound of Charlie XCX 'Boys'.
We have the stereotypical high school dynamic of cliques; our boys from the brunch job, AKA 'The Party Girls' are wee sweethearts in tiaras playing Heads Up and the buff, bitchy guys are "ruining this island".
The representation is really important for the queer community — it removes typecasting as "the gay best-friend and helps expand our perceptions of LGBTQ+ identities.
It's set up perfectly to create a joyful, camp-crossed lovers fairy tale and we cannot wait to watch it in full. Peep the trailer below.
Stream 'Fire Island' on Disney+ on the 3rd of June.